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In this part of the US Captains Training series we will have a short talk about the four basic parts of any the sailing rig. The first and most important part is the hull. You will obviously not be able to float in the water if you have no hull under you. So, the hull has three parts - it has the bow, the stern, and beam which is the widest part of the hull. And, attached to the hull you have spars. Spars are poles that support sails. So, the main spar is a mast, and the second one is the boom...